Private 4-Hour Northern Lights Hunting Tour with Luxury Transport from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
4 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age


Check off Iceland's most breathtaking celestial wonder from your bucket list by joining this private northern lights hunting tour from Reykjavik. Families or groups of friends keen on seeing the elusive aurora borealis with the convenience of a private car and local guide should look no further than here.

Your evening adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. With this private tour, you don't have to wait for other travelers to board the spacious car. Instead, your group will enjoy the luxury and comforts of a more intimate experience.

On your part in making the four-hour trip more enjoyable, don't forget to wear weatherproof clothing with thermal layers. Weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and frigid, particularly on a winter night.

The journey leads you to the outskirts of the Icelandic capital, where the true magic awaits. The rugged landscapes, untouched by urbanization, serve as your backdrop, providing an unobstructed night sky view. 

Additionally, with lesser light pollution in the countryside, you'll have better northern lights viewing opportunities. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, you'll be enveloped by an otherworldly silence that only enhances the sense of awe and wonder. 

Your English-speaking guide may take you to several locations depending on the weather forecast. With years of experience and an intimate knowledge of the region's geography, weather patterns, and solar activity, they will select the perfect vantage point for you to enjoy the aurora borealis in all their glory. 

As you await the appearance of the northern lights, your guide will keep you entertained with stories about its significance in Iceland and various local beliefs. You'll also gain insight into the science that creates these vibrant colors and patterns, from colliding charged particles with the Earth's atmosphere to other unique conditions.

Feel free to ask your guide questions about anything about the auroras that piques your curiosity.

Once the lights appear, you'll be treated to breathtaking bands of colors dancing across the sky. Shades of green, pink, purple, and even red may sweep across the horizon in an astonishing, almost magical display. This natural phenomenon also appears in no particular shape, from veils to curtains and arcs to coronas.

A good display of the northern lights only lasts for around 15 minutes. Once you spot them, don't forget to capture them in photos while admiring their incomparable beauty.

After an unforgettable encounter with the northern lights, you'll be transported back to Reykjavik, where the tour concludes with a drop-off at your accommodation. 

Please note that although Iceland is one of the best places to see the aurora borealis, seeing the lights are not guaranteed. After all, they are a natural phenomenon. If you have favorable conditions that night, you'll receive a message by phone or email from the tour operator hours before departure.

Don't miss your chance to witness the highlight of Iceland's winter with this private northern lights tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private tour and driver-guide
Private transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
Private tour experience




Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf

Good to know

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the tour is operated.

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